(above) Fillmore Flashes JV #6 leaps into the air to make the touchdown catch and score for the Flashes. The Flashes got back in the win column this week, with their 38-0 win over the Hueneme Vikings on Saturday night. Even with the odd schedule predicated by Edison shutting off power, the Flashes defense stood strong with interceptions by junior DB Ty Wyand and senior linebacker Dylan Crawford. Ty Wyand and sophomore safety Phillip Cervantez also had fumble returns for touchdowns on defense. On offense, senior running back Bryce Nunez ran for 115 yards and a touchdown, while junior receiver Dylan Sierra added 7 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Lastly, Flashes JV defeated Hueneme with a final score of 28 to 6. JV will host Nordhoff Thursday, October 17th at 5pm. Next week the Flashes Varsity will be off this week. Their next game is on 11/1 at Santa Paula. Submitted by Coach Sean Miller, photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
(above) Fillmore Flashes JV #6 leaps into the air to make the touchdown catch and score for the Flashes. The Flashes got back in the win column this week, with their 38-0 win over the Hueneme Vikings on Saturday night. Even with the odd schedule predicated by Edison shutting off power, the Flashes defense stood strong with interceptions by junior DB Ty Wyand and senior linebacker Dylan Crawford. Ty Wyand and sophomore safety Phillip Cervantez also had fumble returns for touchdowns on defense. On offense, senior running back Bryce Nunez ran for 115 yards and a touchdown, while junior receiver Dylan Sierra added 7 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Lastly, Flashes JV defeated Hueneme with a final score of 28 to 6. JV will host Nordhoff Thursday, October 17th at 5pm. Next week the Flashes Varsity will be off this week. Their next game is on 11/1 at Santa Paula. Submitted by Coach Sean Miller, photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Varsity’s #7 Dylan Sierra catching the touchdown pass before a Hueneme player could try and stop him in their
game against Hueneme last week.
Varsity’s #7 Dylan Sierra catching the touchdown pass before a Hueneme player could try and stop him in their game against Hueneme last week.
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Fillmore High School Boys took second place at the Nike Portland Invitational. Photos courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.
Fillmore High School Boys took second place at the Nike Portland Invitational. Photos courtesy Coach Kim Tafoya.
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Fillmore Girls Cross Country Team Competes at Meet
Pictured is Flashes Sophomore Angelica Herrera who finished 30th with a time of 22.26.4 at the Nike Portland Invitational
last Wednesday, October 9th.
Pictured is Flashes Sophomore Angelica Herrera who finished 30th with a time of 22.26.4 at the Nike Portland Invitational last Wednesday, October 9th.
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On Wednesday, October 9th, several members of the Fillmore Cross Country Team competed at Lake Casitas in Ojai in the Twilight Invitational. The meet was held over a challenging hilly course adjacent to the Lake. There were 4 races, a boys and girls1.9 mile, and a boys and girls 3 mile. Fillmore athletes competed in 3 of the races.

Two Fillmore athletes competed in the second race on the short 1.9 mile course. They first finisher for Fillmore was Daisy Guerrero who finished in 145th in a time of 16:44. She was followed by Wendy Ciciliano 179th in 18:24.1.

The second race of the day was the boys long race where all competitors regardless of grade level or school size competed at the same time. Thirteen schools and 182 competitors toed the line. Once again, Camilo Torres led the Flashes finishing in 6th place in a time of 16:31.2. He was followed by Jesus Martinez 8th in 16:36.8, Davis Flores 11th in 16:42.4, Erick Gutierrez 12th in 16:46, Rey Laureano 14th in 16:49.9, Alex Manzo19th in 17:09.2, and Fabian Del Villar 20th in 17:10.8. The top five finishers for Fillmore were separated by a mere 18.2 seconds. This is an excellent team grouping that propelled The Fillmore Boys Cross Country team to a team victory. The other Fillmore competitors who also ran well were Juan Carlos Laureano 29th in 17:28.30, David Bustos 32nd 17:35.6, Matthew Munoz 48th in 18:09.3, Luis Castaneda 59th in 18:29.6, James Flores 60th in 18:30.7, Eneyin Ortega 71st in 18:59.6, Andres Gonzalez 84th in 19:18.3, Nathen Hurtado 90th in 19:29, Bryan Sanchez 93rd in 19:36.3, Daniel Martinez 94th in 19:36.5, Brandon Gonzalez 104th in 19:50.5, Theodore Ebell 148th in 21:46.9, Anthony Estrella 1159th in 22:38.9, David Reyes 160th in 22:47.4, Luke Hernandez 174th in 24:59.9, and Nick Hurtado 175th in 25:26.8. As a team, the boy’s team finished in first among all teams and the top seven boys were awarded individual medals.

The 3.0 mile Girls race followed, 11 teams competed with a total of 103 runners. Vanessa Avila ran in the top position for most of the race before finishing well and claiming the third spot in a time of 20:06.6. Vanessa was followed by teammate Nicole Gonzalez 10th in 20:59.5, Syenna Ponce 22nd in 22:03.6, Angelica Herrera 30th in 22:26.4, Jasmine Vega 32nd in 22:36.5, Natalie Cobian 61st in 24:06.3. Lorena Perez-Rangel 67th in 24:24.7, Eva Vieyra 83rd in 27:57.0, Anahi Pascual 88th in 26:47.1, Liliana Montejano 89th in 26:48.7, Emma Ortiz 95th in 27:59.8, and Isabel De La Cruz 98th in 28:21.0. The girls finished in a second place tie in the team competition. The top 5 Fillmore athletes were awarded individual finishers medals.

The Cross Country teams will next compete on Tuesday in Ojai at Lake Casitas on the same 3.0 mile course. This will be the second of the 3 meets in the Citrus Coastal League that will determine four League Championships and CIF Varsity teams and individual postseason competitors. Start time is 3:30.

 


 
 


 
Pictured is a California United 2006 Girls Silver North player as she tries to make her way past the defense and up the field in their game against LA Surf. Photos courtesy Rebecca Halcon.
Pictured is a California United 2006 Girls Silver North player as she tries to make her way past the defense and up the field in their game against LA Surf. Photos courtesy Rebecca Halcon.
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Submitted by Nancy Vaca, #californiaunitedfc

California United Coast Soccer League Game Scores for Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13:
California United FC Girls 2011 Bronze North - GAME CANCELLED

California United FC Boys 2010 Bronze Alpha
Saturday, October 12 - California United 0-4 Barcelona Santa Paula
Overall Record: 1-6-1

California United FC Black Girls 2008 Bronze Beta
Sunday, October 13 - California United 0-3 California Warriors RP
Overall Record: 5-1-2

California United FC Girls 2008 Bronze Beta
Saturday, October 12 - California United 9-0 Torino
Goals: Lizbeth Mendez (5), Nevaeh Nappi (1), Alondra Leon (1), and Sara Diaz (2)
Assist: Valerie Rubio (3), Nathalia Orosco (2), Leanna Villa (1), and Sara Diaz (1)
Shutout: Delila Ramirez
Overall Record: 4-1-3

California United FC Boys 2008 Bronze Rho
Sunday, October 13 - California United 4-0 Xolos Academy FC Oxnard
Goals: Jesus Canchola (1), Christian Solis (2), and Juan Medina (1)
Shutout: Julian Medina and Diego Nungaray
Overall Record: 7-0-1

California United FC Girls 2006 Silver North - Saturday October 12 - GAME CANCELLED

Sunday, October 13 - California United 0-1 LA Surf SO G06
Overall Record: 3-3-0

California United FC Boys 2003 Bronze Alpha
Sunday, October 13 - California United 10-1 LA Galaxy CV B03 White
Goals: Adrian Perez (2), John Laureano (1), Javier Mendez (1), Noe Garza (1), Adolfo Garza (2), Diego Alcaraz (2), and Gerardo Palmerin (1)
Assist: Adrian Perez (1), John Laureano (1), Noe Garza (1), Adolfo Garza (2), Arnulfo Zepeda (4), and Gerardo Palmerin (1)
Overall Record: 7-1-0

California United FC Girls 2001 Silver Elite North
Saturday, October 12 - California United -1 Oxnard United SC White
Goal: Ari Ocegueda
Assist: Adri Salas

Sunday, October 13 - California United 1-4 Newbury Park SC Panthers
Goal: Nailea Gaytan
Assist: Adriana Salas
Overall Record: 3-3-3

Oxnard County Soccer League
2012 Boys
Saturday, October 12 - California United 0-11
Overall Record: 0-6-0

Pacific Coast Soccer League
2013 Girls
Sunday, October 13 - California United 0-7 Boca Jrs
Overall Record: 0-4-1

 


 
Last Friday, the Fillmore Flashes suffered their first loss with a 35-6 loss against Nordhoff high school, taking their overall record to 6-1 and their league record to 1-1. On defense, senior linebacker David Tovar and junior defensive back Ty Wyand both had interceptions while sophomore safety Phillip Cervantez led the team with 6 tackles. On offense, senior receiver Ryan Gonzalez had 7 receptions for 81 yards. Freshman receiver Ray Alcantar had the only touchdown of the game, a 5 yard reception from senior Quarterback Jared Schieferle who finished with 113 yards passing. Next week the Flashes continue their league schedule at home at 7pm vs. Hueneme High School. Story Submitted By Coach Sean Miller. Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Last Friday, the Fillmore Flashes suffered their first loss with a 35-6 loss against Nordhoff high school, taking their overall record to 6-1 and their league record to 1-1. On defense, senior linebacker David Tovar and junior defensive back Ty Wyand both had interceptions while sophomore safety Phillip Cervantez led the team with 6 tackles. On offense, senior receiver Ryan Gonzalez had 7 receptions for 81 yards. Freshman receiver Ray Alcantar had the only touchdown of the game, a 5 yard reception from senior Quarterback Jared Schieferle who finished with 113 yards passing. Next week the Flashes continue their league schedule at home at 7pm vs. Hueneme High School. Story Submitted By Coach Sean Miller. Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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California United’s 2008 Girls Bronze Beta’s #24 Alondra Leon pulls back the ball as she tries to get past the defense, while #12 Leanna Villa tries to help her teammate. Photos courtesy Susan Torres and Erika Arana.
California United’s 2008 Girls Bronze Beta’s #24 Alondra Leon pulls back the ball as she tries to get past the defense, while #12 Leanna Villa tries to help her teammate. Photos courtesy Susan Torres and Erika Arana.
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California United Coast Soccer League Game Scores
Submitted by Nancy Vaca (#californiaunitedfc)

Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6
California United FC Girls 2011 Bronze North
Sunday, October 6: California United 0-3 Juggle the Words Ole Black
Overall Record: 1-5-1

California United FC Boys 2010 Bronze Alpha
Sunday, October 6: California United 2-2 Ventura FC Borussia Dortm
Goals: Nathan Lepe
Assist: Jose Magana and Abel Arana
Overall Record: 1-5-1

California United FC Black Girls 2008 Bronze Beta
Saturday, October 5: California United Black 2-1 California United FC
Goals: Stephanie Mora, and Prisha Kanji
Assist: Serena Monteil
Overall Record: 5-0-2

California United FC Girls 2008 Bronze Beta
Saturday, October 5: California United 1-2 California United FC Black
Goal: Naveah Nappi
Assist: Jazleen Vaca

Sunday, October 6: California United 6 - 2 California Warriors RP
Goals: Valerie Rubio 2, Lizbeth Mendez 3 (Hat Trick), and Jazleen Vaca 1
Assist: Naveah Nappi 1, Lizbeth Mendez 1 and Valerie Rubio 2
Overall Record: 3-1-3

California United FC Boys 2008 Bronze Rho
Saturday, October 5: California United 3-1 Simi Valley Premier White
Goals: Jesus Canchola 2, and Christian Solis 1
Assist: Jayden Guzman and Nathaniel Negrete
Overall Record: 6-0-1

California United FC Girls 2006 Silver North
Saturday, October 5: California United 3-2 South Valley G06 Herrera
Goals: Jadon Rodriguez 2, Karissa Terrazas 1
Overall Record: 3-2-0

California United FC Boys 2003 Bronze Alpha
Sunday, October 6: California United 1-5 Central Coast UTD White
Goal: Diego Alcaraz
Overall Record: 6-1-0

California United FC Girls 2001 Silver Elite North
Sunday, October 6: California United 4-1 Granada United FC G01
Goals: Adriana Salas 3 and Sasha Franco 1
Overall Record: 3-2-2
Oxnard County Soccer League
2012 Boys
Saturday, October 5: California Unite0-8 Jalisco
Overall Record: 0-5-0

Pacific Coast Soccer League
2013 Girls
Sunday, October 6: California Unite0-2 TFA
Overall Record: 0-3-1

 
Pictured above is James Zellmer taking his opponent to the mat in his match at Balboa Middle School last week, James finished with a record 1-0. Last week the Fillmore Middle School Bulldogs Wrestling Team competed at Balboa Middle School in Ventura, the results are as follows: Devin Camacho 0-1, Erik Castaneda 0-1, Jonathan Patino 1-0, James Zellmer 1-0, Delilah Cervantez 0-1, Natalia Herrera 1-0, Amalia Nolan 1-0 (pin), Emma Torres 1-0 (pin). The team competed against athletes representing Balboa, Isbell, and Sinaloa middle schools. The team will next compete at Isbell Middle School. [Story and photos courtesy Coach Michael Torres]
Pictured above is James Zellmer taking his opponent to the mat in his match at Balboa Middle School last week, James finished with a record 1-0. Last week the Fillmore Middle School Bulldogs Wrestling Team competed at Balboa Middle School in Ventura, the results are as follows: Devin Camacho 0-1, Erik Castaneda 0-1, Jonathan Patino 1-0, James Zellmer 1-0, Delilah Cervantez 0-1, Natalia Herrera 1-0, Amalia Nolan 1-0 (pin), Emma Torres 1-0 (pin). The team competed against athletes representing Balboa, Isbell, and Sinaloa middle schools. The team will next compete at Isbell Middle School. [Story and photos courtesy Coach Michael Torres]
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Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales.

October 1st, 2019 the Fillmore Flashes Girls Volleyball team traveled to Carpinteria. Final Scores: Frosh/Soph won 25-17, 25-
20, JV lost in 3, 21-25, 26-24, 13-15 and Varsity lost in 4 sets, 21-25, 17-25, 25-18, 22-25. Standout players were Emma Ocegueda with 30 digs, Tori Gonzalez with 20 digs and 9 kills, Nathalia Magana had 16 assists and 6 digs, then Olivia Palazuelos with 7 kills and 5 blocks.

October 3rd 2019 the Flashes played at Nordhoff whose varsity is undefeated in league. Final Scores: Frosh/Soph lost 19-25, 12-25, JV won 13-25, 25-22, 17-15, Varsity 5-25, 12-25, 5-25. Standout player was Alexis Sanchez had 10 digs for the night.

 
Photos courtesy Coach Lolita Bowman.
Photos courtesy Coach Lolita Bowman.
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A note from Coach Lolita Bowman:

Girls varsity tennis played against Carpinteria high school. The final score was Fillmore 3, Carpinteria 17. Fillmore singles players Emilia Magdaleno, Melissa Higuera, and doubles team Eveleen Lizarraga and Heilynn Burr scored the three points for Fillmore. We also played against Nordoff high school on October 3. The final score was Fillmore 1, Nordoff 17. Doubles team Melissa Higuera and Rosalyn Diaz scored the solo point. These two teams were tough to play against. Even so, I can tell you again that the coaches from Carpinteria and Nordoff were absolutely impressed with the integrity and the skill level of the Fillmore girls. The coaches typically react in disbelief as I explain that they have only been playing tennis for 3-6 months. I think the girls on the team are discovering a little about themselves as they win some and lose some of the matches played. I remind them all of the time that they didn’t even know how to play up until a few months ago. Now, some of them are beating girls that have been playing for years. That is an accomplishment! This team is competitive and play they their best when they hit the courts. Melissa Higuera is playing on the tennis team for her second season. I hope she returns for a third season! Like sophomore Melissa, I have a young team this year consisting of many freshman and sophomore girls. If I get lucky, next year’s focus will be on strategy and slicing the ball. So, if you are a young girl hoping to be on the team next year, there may be some competition to gain a spot on the team. I know the city of Ventura offers tennis lessons to youth; maybe Fillmore will catch up on that idea. Fillmore competes against Santa Paula on October 8, ad the 24th. Come support the girls. There is plenty of standing room on the sidewalk to watch the girls play. Bring a chair and a snack to enjoy the show. Thank you again to the supportive parents and to the great bus drivers, especially Joyce, for transporting us to the matches.

 
Pictured above are the Flashes as they set up to hike the ball during Friday’s game against Carpinteria. FHS Senior Jared Schieferle led the Flashes in throwing 311 yards breaking a school record and 4 touchdowns.
Pictured above are the Flashes as they set up to hike the ball during Friday’s game against Carpinteria. FHS Senior Jared Schieferle led the Flashes in throwing 311 yards breaking a school record and 4 touchdowns.
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Submitted By Coach Sean Miller

Last Friday, the Fillmore Flashes opened up league play with a 47-0 win against Carpinteria High school, improving their overall record to 6-0 and their league record to 1-0. Senior Quarterback Jared Schieferle led the way on offense, throwing for 311 yards and 4 touchdowns. Senior RB Bryce Nunez added 110 yards on the ground and 2 touchdowns. Senior Wide Receiver/Defensive back Ryan Gonzalez did it all for the Flashes, catching 4 passes for 238 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns, he added another touchdown on defense with a 60 yard interception return. They defense posted another shutout, thanks to senior linebackers David Julian, who led the team with 6 total tackles, and David Tovar who had a sack and an interception. Senior Defensive End Tyler Coert also added two sacks to the winning effort.

Next week the Flashes continue their league schedule away at 7pm vs. Nordhoff High School.

 
Last week the Fillmore Middle School Bulldogs Wrestling Team competed at Sinaloa Middle School in Simi Valley. The results are as follows: Devin Camacho 0-1, Erik Castaneda 0-1, Jonathan Patino 2-0 (1 pin), James Zellmer 0-1, Delilah Cervantez 0-1, Natalia Herrera 1-0 (pin), Amalia Nolan 1-0, Emma Torres 1-0 (pin). The team competed against athletes representing Balboa, Isbell, and Sinaloa middle schools. [Submitted by Coach Michael Torres.]
Last week the Fillmore Middle School Bulldogs Wrestling Team competed at Sinaloa Middle School in Simi Valley. The results are as follows: Devin Camacho 0-1, Erik Castaneda 0-1, Jonathan Patino 2-0 (1 pin), James Zellmer 0-1, Delilah Cervantez 0-1, Natalia Herrera 1-0 (pin), Amalia Nolan 1-0, Emma Torres 1-0 (pin). The team competed against athletes representing Balboa, Isbell, and Sinaloa middle schools. [Submitted by Coach Michael Torres.]
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Submitted by Coach Lolita Bowman
Fillmore High school girls tennis has completed two more tough matches against Hueneme High school and Malibu High school. Fillmore 3, Hueneme 15 and Fillmore 1, Malibu 17 were the final scores. Scoring points for Fillmore against Hueneme were players Emilia Magdaleno, Melissa Higuera, and Heilynn Burr. Melissa scored the only point in the match against Malibu. Melissa’s match was difficult, but she prevailed winning a tiebreaker. The match against Hueneme on September 24, officially started the league’s season. Hueneme, Malibu, Carpinteria, Nordoff, and Santa Paula High schools are in Fillmore’s Citrus Coast League. Further, even though Hueneme’s tennis team won the match against us, Fillmore toughed it out and played the best of their abilities. I tell the girls that even though they may lose to a better opponent, the skills of their game will only improve over time. Hard and fast serves can be returned with a hard and fast returns with little or no effort. With the exception of one player, all of the girls have been playing tennis for a mere three to six months. The losses are tough playing against girls who have been playing tennis for many years. Even so, the Fillmore girls are competitive and ready to play! I think they are doing great! At the Malibu match, first season player player Kira Martinez commented, “I was happy with the amount of returns that I made coach.” Then she said, “How can I continue to improve?” I told her to keep on the same track. Kira is a strong hitting player. If she sticks to the game of tennis, I figure she will be “aceing” her opponents in the future like no one’s business. Keep up the good work Kira! Jimena Cortes, playing singles for Fillmore against Malibu, was pleased with her final score was 6-3 when she learned that her opponent had been playing for several years. Jimena is a good player. With consistent training and time on the courts, I believe she will be one of the top players for Fillmore High school.

 
Photos courtesy Erika Arana.
Photos courtesy Erika Arana.
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Submitted By Nancy Vaca

Coast Soccer League Game Scores for Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29 are as follows:
California United FC Girls 2011 Bronze North
Saturday, September 28: California United 0-11 Juggle the Words Ole
Sunday, September 29: California United 0-8 LA Surf SO G11
Overall Record: 1-4-1

California United FC Boys 2010 Bronze Alpha
Saturday, September 28: California United 0-4 Cal Warriors Legends FA
Sunday, September 29: California United 2-5 LA Galaxy CV B10 Blue
Goals: Nathan Lepe
Assist: Jack Kress and Ramsis Vargas

California United FC Black Girls 2008 Bronze Beta
Saturday, September 28: California United 5-0 Santa Paula Xtreme
Goals: Stephanie Mora 2, Olivia Weinerth 2 and Natalia Bautista 1
Assist: Natalia Bautista 1, Stephanie Mora 1, and Valerie Bazaldua 1
Shutout: Sydney
Sunday, September 29: California United 0-0 Ventura FC White
Overall Record: 4-0-2

California United FC Girls 2008 Bronze Beta
NO GAMES- BYE WEEKEND

California United FC Boys 2008 Bronze Rho
Saturday, September 28: California United 1-1 Simi Valley Premier Black
Goal: Nathaniel Negrete
Assist: Jesus Canchola
Sunday, September 29: California United 4-0 Moorpark Express Martinez
Goals: Jesus Canchola 2, Christian Ramirez 1, and Hector Hernandez 1
Shutout: Julian Medina and Diego Nungaray
Overall Record: 5-0-1

California United FC Girls 2006 Silver North
Saturday, September 28: California United 1 -2 Aztecs G06
Goal: Jadon Rodriguez
Overall Record: 2-2-0

California United FC Boys 2003 Bronze Alpha
Sunday, September 29: California United 6-2 Santos Laguna SC
Goals: Adrian Quezada 2, and Adolfo Garza 4
Assist: Adolfo Garza 1, Johnathan Laureano 1, Adrian Perez 1, Noe Garza 2, and Chino Zepeda 1
Overall Record: 6-0-0

California United FC Girls 2001 Silver Elite North
Sunday, September 29: California United 1-3 Oxnard United SC
Goal: Adriana Salas
Overall Record: 2-2-2

Oxnard County Soccer League
2012 Boys
Saturday, September 28: California United 1- VC Fusion
Goal: Francisco Magana
Overall Record 0-4-0

Pacific Coast League
2013 Girls
Sunday, September 28: California United 2 -2 Angels
Goals: Siani Lomeli, Annalise Castorena
Overall Record: 0-2-1

 
Last Friday, the Fillmore Flashes improved their record to 5-0 with a 42-3 win against Temple City high school. The defense was led by senior middle linebacker, David Julian and his 7 tackles and 1 interception. Senior linebacker David Tovar added 2 sacks, while senior defensive backs Paget Ekelund and Nick Herrera each had an interception. On offense, senior Running Back Bryce Nunez had 109 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Quarterback Jared Schieferle also threw for 3 touchdowns, two of them to senior receiver Paget Ekelund who finished with 6 catches for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns. Next week the Flashes open up their league schedule at home at 7pm vs. Carpinteria High School. Submitted by Sean Miller.
Last Friday, the Fillmore Flashes improved their record to 5-0 with a 42-3 win against Temple City high school. The defense was led by senior middle linebacker, David Julian and his 7 tackles and 1 interception. Senior linebacker David Tovar added 2 sacks, while senior defensive backs Paget Ekelund and Nick Herrera each had an interception. On offense, senior Running Back Bryce Nunez had 109 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Quarterback Jared Schieferle also threw for 3 touchdowns, two of them to senior receiver Paget Ekelund who finished with 6 catches for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns. Next week the Flashes open up their league schedule at home at 7pm vs. Carpinteria High School. Submitted by Sean Miller.
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Fillmore Raiders Youth Football Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
Fillmore Raiders Youth Football Photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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Fabian Del Villar and Erick Gutierrez FHS Varsity.
Fabian Del Villar and Erick Gutierrez FHS Varsity.
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Jasmine Vega Girls Varsity.
Jasmine Vega Girls Varsity.
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Natalie Cobian Girls JV.
Natalie Cobian Girls JV.
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On Friday, September 20, some members of the Flashes Cross Country teams competed at the Raider Invitational held at College Park in Oxnard. The meet is run on a relatively flat course over pavement, dirt, and grass.

The Frosh/soph girls started the day for the Flashes. Leading the way was newcomer Natalie Cobian who finished in 48th place in 24:11.98. She was followed by Isabel de la Cruz 91st in 26:17.36, Liliana Montejano 100th in 26:47.49, and Yarely Orozco 124th in 28:30.80.

The Frosh/soph boys followed and were led by a much improved James Flores. James finished in 16th place in 18:00.61. He was a medal winner and was the top place finisher for the Fillmore boys team on the day. He was followed by Brandon Gonzalez who finished 42nd in 18:54.48, Luis Castaneda 53rd in 19:10.08, Eneyin Ortega 59th in 19:19.32, Nathen Hurtado 77th in 19:41.30, Theodore Ebell 120th in 21:16.16, Isaac Mercado 149th in 22:24.70, Luke Hernandez 166th in 23:13.32, David Reyes 168th in 23:14.89, and Nicholas Hurtado 175th in 23:58.00.

Nicole Gonzalez was the lone competitor in the Varsity Girls race for the Flashes. Nicole finished in 15th place in 20:07.97. Nicole had the fastest time and the top finished spot for the Fillmore Girls team. Her effort earned her a medal.

Two boys ran in the Varsity boy’s race. Alex Manzo finished in 27th place and posted the fastest time on the day for all Fillmore athletes. He toured the course in a time of 16:49.81. Rey Laureano followed in 30th place in a time of 16:53.80. Both boys earned a medal for their effort.

The JV Girls followed, Anahi Pascual led with a 31st place finish in 25:31.31. She was followed by Emma Ortiz 61st in 27:49.21.

The final race of the day, the JV boys, was led by Andres Gonzalez who finished 21st in 18:36.24. He was followed by Brian Sanchez 37th in 19:43.29, and Anthony Estrella 86th in 22:40.85. Andres ran a personal best time and was a medal winner in this race.

For our next meet, several of the Flashes and their coaching staff will travel to Portland, Oregon. The athletes will compete in the Nike Portland Cross Country Invitational on September 28th against many of the top teams ln the nation. These races will be run at Blue Lake Park.

 
On Monday, September 23rd the Fillmore Flashes Girl’s Volleyball team took on Desert High School. Pictured above is Flashes #2 jumping to make the block against the desert player. On September 17th the Flashes lost to Nordhoff in 3 sets, 10-25, 10-25, 12-25. Standout players: Ashley Yepez had 4 kills, Olivia Palazuelos had 4 kills and 3 blocks. On September 19th the Flashes traveled to Santa Paula and lost with score being 22-25, 23-25, and 18-25. Standout Players: Olivia Palazuelos 8 kills and 2 blocks, Emma Ocegueda had 13 digs, and Nathalia Magana 2 serving aces, 12 digs, and 15 assists. Saturday, September 21 the Flashes Traveled to a tournament out at Carpinteria. They played against Santa Ynez, Chaminade, took a win from Cabrillo, and then lost to Chaminade during championship play. On Tuesday, September 24th the Flashes hosted Desert High Scores were 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23. Top players were Olivia Palazuelos 3 blocks, 8 kills, 2 aces. Nathalia Magana 3 aces and 15 assists. Tori Gonzales 3 aces, 11 digs, and 10 kills. Our record is 1-2 for Citrus Coast league and 3-6 overall. Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales.
On Monday, September 23rd the Fillmore Flashes Girl’s Volleyball team took on Desert High School. Pictured above is Flashes #2 jumping to make the block against the desert player. On September 17th the Flashes lost to Nordhoff in 3 sets, 10-25, 10-25, 12-25. Standout players: Ashley Yepez had 4 kills, Olivia Palazuelos had 4 kills and 3 blocks. On September 19th the Flashes traveled to Santa Paula and lost with score being 22-25, 23-25, and 18-25. Standout Players: Olivia Palazuelos 8 kills and 2 blocks, Emma Ocegueda had 13 digs, and Nathalia Magana 2 serving aces, 12 digs, and 15 assists. Saturday, September 21 the Flashes Traveled to a tournament out at Carpinteria. They played against Santa Ynez, Chaminade, took a win from Cabrillo, and then lost to Chaminade during championship play. On Tuesday, September 24th the Flashes hosted Desert High Scores were 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23. Top players were Olivia Palazuelos 3 blocks, 8 kills, 2 aces. Nathalia Magana 3 aces and 15 assists. Tori Gonzales 3 aces, 11 digs, and 10 kills. Our record is 1-2 for Citrus Coast league and 3-6 overall. Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales.
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Pictured above are two Flashes girls tennis as they get ready to serve the ball to the Santa Clara players in their match last Tuesday, September 17th. Photos courtesy Coach Lolita Bowman.
Pictured above are two Flashes girls tennis as they get ready to serve the ball to the Santa Clara players in their match last Tuesday, September 17th. Photos courtesy Coach Lolita Bowman.
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A note from coach Lolita Bowman.
We celebrated our first win against Santa Clara High School on September 17. Hearing the girls scream; yes scream, for joy was just an experience I will always remember. Countless serves and backhand drills came to fruition as the final score was Fillmore ten, Santa Clara eight. The line-up for Fillmore was as follows. Playing singles was Emilia Magdaleno, Heillyn Burr, and Maritza Campos. The doubles teams were Melissa Higuera/Rosalyn Diaz, Sofia Cardenas/Eveleen Lizarraga, and Ashlin Rodriguez /Jennifer Carillo. All three singles players scored an equal six points for Fillmore including doubles teams Melissa/Rosalyn and Eveleen/Sofia scoring four points. I want to congratulate our number two singles player Heillyn for winning her match against Santa Clara’s number one singles player. Heillyn worked hard and her final score was 6-4. Great job Heillyn! This girl is so competitive along with the entire team. These girls strive to play to the best of their ability and I am proud to be a part of their high school years of competitive sports. I believe that playing on the tennis team is instilling confidence and reliability. Being reliable is a big deal for this team as they are not allowed to play in the next match for failing to communicate when they cannot attend practice. To end, all I know is that the girls are having a great time on the tennis courts and that is what matters. Go lady Flashes!

 
The Fillmore Middle School Wrestling Team recently competed at Isbell Middle School’s Annual Takedown Tournament on Thursday, September 19th. Results are as follows: Devin Camacho 0-2, Erik Castaneda 0-2, Delilah Cervantez 1-1, Natalia Herrera 2-0, Amalia Nolan 2-0 , Jonathan Patino: 1-0-1, and Emma Torres: 2-0. The team traveled to Sinaloa Middle School on Wednesday, September 25th for a 5 team dual tournament. Submitted By Coach Michael Torres.
The Fillmore Middle School Wrestling Team recently competed at Isbell Middle School’s Annual Takedown Tournament on Thursday, September 19th. Results are as follows: Devin Camacho 0-2, Erik Castaneda 0-2, Delilah Cervantez 1-1, Natalia Herrera 2-0, Amalia Nolan 2-0 , Jonathan Patino: 1-0-1, and Emma Torres: 2-0. The team traveled to Sinaloa Middle School on Wednesday, September 25th for a 5 team dual tournament. Submitted By Coach Michael Torres.
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